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Activists seek change in LAPD lethal force policy

LOS ANGELES — Community activists Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Najee Ali called on the Los Angeles Police Commission April 10 to change the way the Los Angeles Police Department uses lethal force against civilians. The proposals include the use of deadly force “only when absolutely necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death;” Read More…

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Supervisors vote to keep deputies on school campuses

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted May 30 to renew contracts for deputies to police public schools, but asked Sheriff Jim McDonnell to better define their role on campus and provide more training. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended training on adolescent development, childhood trauma, conflict resolution and de-escalating campus incidents. Ridley-Thomas and Supervisor Read More…